A leading health advocacy group is set to demand that President Obama, his family and leading advisers tone down the intake of unhealthy foods in public, saying it sets a bad example for the rest of us.
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, which promotes preventive health measures, plans to file a petition this week asking Obama to issue an executive order banning staged photos of the president, his family, the vice president and Cabinet members eating unhealthy foods, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Though he cuts a lean figure, the president is well known for his poor food choices. He makes high profile forays to a Washington area burger joint, including one with Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev, and can be regularly seen downing heaps of junk food while traveling around the country.
But Michelle, who promotes healthy eating through her “Let’s Move” kids health initiative, has herself been photographed eating pizza, ice cream, burgers, fries and cookies. She’s a regular at a local Washington pizza parlor, has hit the same burger joint as her husband, and has served all kinds of unhealthy treats and high-calorie meals to White House visitors.
At last year’s White House Super Bowl party, Michelle laid out a spread that included bratwurst, kielbasa, cheeseburgers, deep dish pizza, Snyder’s potato chips and dips, german potato salad, and ice cream.
H/T to Weasel Zippers.